A project is a topic that you can explore. You’ll learn life skills like understanding yourself, communicating and working with others and problem solving and decision making skills that you will use for the rest of your life.
Choosing a Project
Think about what you like to do or what you are interested in, then look at the list of projects. Some of the project manuals are available in at the UI Extension, Minidoka County office and some are online.
Choose one that looks interesting and find out more about it. Your 4-H leader and your parent can also help you decide.
Check with your 4-H leader to find out if there are requirements for the project.
Visit the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development website for a list of 4-H projects or view additional Minidoka County projects (PDF).
Your club or county 4-H program may offer not all of these projects, but this is a great place to explore.
If there is something that you are interested in and it’s not on the list, talk with your county 4-H staff member.
Project Manuals and Guides
Your 4-H leader or county 4-H staff member will have a list of project manuals or guides.
Your 4-H leader or 4-H staff member can help you, so just ask.
The member, parents and leader choose the activities. Members may plan to do a little or a lot based on their interests and abilities. Project plans (goals) change as a member’s interests change.
It depends on the size and scope of a member’s plan and goals. Some projects take a few days, weeks or even months. Some projects are repeated or undertaken again the following year to learn more and accomplish more goals.
Awards and Recognition
There are several ways to receive awards and recognition for completing projects.
Check with your county 4-H staff member or 4-H leader to find out if there are special requirements.